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  1. Many thanks to all above - I managed to stop the...

    Many thanks to all above - I managed to stop the pop-ups by restarting Firefox with add-ons disabled - no more pop-ups.
    However, this raises its own problems, one of which is that I cannot find...
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    I've never had to use a back-up to restore files,...

    I've never had to use a back-up to restore files, so I'm talking theoretically here - I have the old Norton Ghost - it has the facility for a rescue disc, and backs-up to a USB Passport drive.
    It...
  3. As mentioned by pheberer above, several Canon...

    As mentioned by pheberer above, several Canon printers have an attachment for printing directly on to 'printable' CDs/DVDs. The results were very good.
    I stopped using Canon printers when three in...
  4. I used these two suggestions, but they brought...

    I used these two suggestions, but they brought up nothing.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/

    I'll try the...
  5. Profuse pop-up ads in Firefox 35 despite 'No Pop-ups' being set

    How do I stop Firefox producing a blank sheet labelled 'AdChoices' which when the 'close' icon is clicked, waits for the browser page to respond to the entry of a URL and then comes up with adverts!...
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    Very suspicious of 'side-along' loads, and very...

    Very suspicious of 'side-along' loads, and very aware of bloatware.
  7. Thread: Wi-Fi extenders

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    Probably 'realistic' is more apt! I don't know...

    Probably 'realistic' is more apt!

    I don't know whether it's the granite or the radon!
  8. Thread: Wi-Fi extenders

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    Cynic! We do have a connection most of the...

    Cynic!

    We do have a connection most of the time - but when the weather is very inclement it is much slower. (Indicator light amber rather than green - rarely red.)

    Just shows - wet stone walls...
  9. Thread: Wi-Fi extenders

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    Wi-Fi Extenders

    I have a detached annexe to the main house, about 40 - 45 metres away (about 50 yards) and needed to extend my Wi-Fi facility to that.
    The main house and the annexe both have stone walls, but I...
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    Recently found that Thunderbird was so slow at...

    Recently found that Thunderbird was so slow at downloading and sending e-mails, let alone moving them to a folder that I thought it had locked!
    Eventually I found that Ad-Aware 'Real-time...
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    Wasn't this the adventure that saw a parachute...

    Wasn't this the adventure that saw a parachute malfunction?
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    I get the 'Thunderbird thinks this is a scam'...

    I get the 'Thunderbird thinks this is a scam' warning when I open Windows Secrets - I just click the box at the right-hand end of the warning bar 'Ignore'.
    I don't know how to stop the warnings...
  13. Sounds odd for a Sony camcorder- I have a Sony...

    Sounds odd for a Sony camcorder- I have a Sony Handycam on which the disk is not accessible - one downloads the video files via a computer from its charging cradle, thence to whatever storage medium...
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    Daewoo used to make a DVD recorder + DVR which...

    Daewoo used to make a DVD recorder + DVR which could record either and transfer content of either to the other format - model #DF-4100P.
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    I'm using NETGEAR 'stuff' - a main D6200 DSL...

    I'm using NETGEAR 'stuff' - a main D6200 DSL Modem Router and a WN2000RPT Range Extender - these are about 35 yards (32 metres) apart but transmitting through 2 glass panes and any outside weather...
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    Many thanks for the hints/tips. I don't downlad...

    Many thanks for the hints/tips.
    I don't downlad anything except from its producer's site - not even via Cnet unless sent there by the vendor. I have used Majorgeeks but only for a specific utility...
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    I get similar problems with IE9 on a Vista...

    I get similar problems with IE9 on a Vista machine.
    It also sometimes takes me 3 or 4 attempts to open up the Lounge from an internal Secrets link.
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    'Out-of-date browser' message on websites

    I have an HP Vista laptop machine (crap actually) on which I use Internet Explorer 9 (I understand 10 will not run on Vista) and occasionally there is a message across the top of the screen with...
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    I have Windows Vista on an HP machine using a...

    I have Windows Vista on an HP machine using a Celeron M processor.
    Internet Explorer 9 will stop working several times a session with the addition of the words 'Not responding' on the title bar of...
  20. Poll: There was a whole load last week - notified to...

    There was a whole load last week - notified to WS, presumably removed - not seen this week.
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    spam on Lounge - from whence?

    I have just received the following message - moderators please note origin and block?

    Dear Poltor,

    Annabellelqo has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - What's
    your...
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    Hooray - now just get rid of the 'Ribbon' menu...

    Hooray - now just get rid of the 'Ribbon' menu system and Windows is properly usable again!
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    I used to use Zone Alarm some years ago on an...

    I used to use Zone Alarm some years ago on an older 'home-brew' XP Pro computer but I found there were many clashes with other anti-malware programs. The later versions may be better but I went to...
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    Recently I found my processor (Intel i3 in ASUS...

    Recently I found my processor (Intel i3 in ASUS A52F, Windows 7) running 100% for a considerable time, so went to Task Manager to find out what was running - zilch!
    I then tried to scan with...
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    Try pdf2word - a freebie.

    Try pdf2word - a freebie.
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